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Nurse Bee

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Location: SE Ohio, USA

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:52 pm    Post subject: Powdered Sugar Reply with quote

Read with interest the info on using powdered sugar to trigger grooming. Thinking it would be a good thing to do with the existing hive which was transferred from an older hive which did not have mesh in the bottom to one that did. Discovered that powdered sugar "without starch" isn't readily available here? I was at two large grocery stores, (not for that particuarly, "errand day") and all powdered sugar had starch. That was the "generic" store brand, designer, etc. Returning home, did what we do here for thngs not available Yep, they got lots of powdered sugar, but doesn't list ingredients. I also looked at "icing sugar," "confectioners sugar," and they all had starch.

Just looked at the regular "pure cane granulated sugar" ingredients, cane sugar. Perhaps application of a mortar and pestle would take it down to the necessary size? If that works for a trial, may dig out the spice grinder which we've never used from storage in the utility room and bring that into play.

If any US readers happen to see this and know of a brand which is acceptable would love to hear about it.

Thanks for your time,

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Moderator Bee

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Location: Batesville, IN USA

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're on the right track... I stick regular sugar in my food processor and go full bore at it. Makes for a real nice powdered sugar, with only the one ingredient.
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Foraging Bee

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dump a few cups of sugar into an ordinary blender, turn it on for about a minute ... equals "done."
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